cardboard box travel shop logo

Cardboard Box Travel Shop

Namibia


Yellow-fronted canary

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Yellow-fronted canaries (Crithagra mozambica) are also known as yellow-eyed canaries. Miombo, Burkea and Acacia are favoured woody habitats, as are fairly thick riverine woodland, parks and gardens. Flocks of 20 to 30 are common, with pairs and family parties often observed in the breeding season.

Distribution: Very common in the Kavango River region and other sections of north-east Namibia, including the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kaudom Game Park and Tsumkwe. Absent from the rest of the country.

Diet: Forages with other canaries and waxbills, mainly on the ground for grass and forb seeds such as sunflowers, blackjack and pigeonwood.

Description: A rich lemon yellow frons, hence the common name. Lemon yellow rump and a sooty brown tail.

Breeding: Usually 3 or 4 eggs are laid from December to March and incubated for up to 15 days.

Size: 12cm. Weight: 12g.

Ostrich Self Drive

3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari

Dune Lark Self Drive

3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area

Damara Tern Self Drive

3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour

Guinea Fowl Self Drive

4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing

Red-Knobbed Coot Fly Drive Safari

12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima

Namibia Tours